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April 2013

Retirement Planning Resources for Women

Posted: 4/29/2013 10:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What retirement planning resources can you recommend to women? I’m 58 years old, divorced and living on a tight budget and need all the help I can get.  Financially Challenged   Dear Challenged, When it comes to planning for retirement, most Americans could stand to brush up on their financial knowledge a bit, but it’s especially important for unmarrie...

How to Shop For a Hearing Aid

Posted: 4/22/2013 10:18 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What tips can you offer people who are shopping for hearing aids? Overwhelmed Senior   Dear Overwhelmed, With so many choices and options available today, shopping for a hearing aid that meets your needs, lifestyle and budget can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help you locate a good hearing aid provider and choose an appropriate aid.

How to Choose a Medigap Supplemental Policy

Posted: 4/15/2013 4:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’ll be 65 in a few months – Medicare enrollment age – and am thinking about getting a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare. Can you give me some advice on choosing a plan? Shopping Sam   Dear Sam, If you’re planning to choose original Medicare for your health coverage, getting a supplemental policy too (also kno...

Car Shopping Tips for Older Drivers

Posted: 4/11/2013 9:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What resources can you recommend to seniors who are shopping for a car? My wife and I are relatively healthy 70-year-olds and are looking for a new senior-friendly vehicle, but could use some help.Older Drivers   Dear Older, For seniors who are in the market for a new or used car, the AAA (American Automobile Association) and the University of Florida’s Institute...

Looking for Love and Companionship Online

Posted: 4/8/2013 4:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about online dating for older people? My daughter has been urging me to give it a try, but at age 62, I’m a little hesitant. Lonely Senior   Dear Lonely, Dating sites have become enormously popular among the older generation in recent years. In fact, boomers and seniors make up about 20 percent of online daters today, and the numbers keeps g...

How to Avoid Identity Theft When You Travel

Posted: 4/1/2013 4:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What tips can you recommend to help retirees guard against identity theft when traveling? My sister and her husband had their identity stolen while on vacation last year, and I want to make sure I’m protecting myself on my trip to Europe next month.Paranoid Pam   Dear Pam, Most people don’t realize that when you travel, your risk of identity theft increases...